Stuck in a Rut?

Get Out of That Rut

As the end of the semester draws near, students often feel that they are “stuck in a rut.”  Energy levels are low from all the hard work you have done since the beginning of the semester and final exams are looming in the near future.  Some students may be stuck in a routine of going to class, going to work, and studying or in a routine of sleeping late, watching too much TV and not studying.  All of these factors can blind you to new choices and ideas, and rob you of the motivation and the burst of energy you may need to sprint across the finish line of the semester.

If you feel like you are in a rut, here are some ideas to help you:

  • Speak to someone in class that you have never spoken to before.
  • Rearrange your apartment or room.
  • Take a different route to school or work in the morning.
  • Pretend you are a photographer for one day and look at your surroundings on campus as opportunities for unusual photographs.
  • Eat lunch in a different place, with a different person.  Order or bring something you have never eaten before.
  • Pretend it is your first day at Nicholls.  What are your reactions?
  • Find a new use for an object commonly found in your study area.
  • Read a book or article on a subject you know nothing about.

For more information, please contact
Nicholls State University
University Counseling Center
227 Elkins Hall